Is sushi safe to eat towards very end of pregnancy?

posted 9 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1891 posts
Buzzing bee

I mean, there are entire cultures who eat sushi pregnant or not pregnant who are perfectly fine with that diet. Thousands of years of eating that. I wouldn’t deny a craving because of modern recommendations when clearly people literally live off nothing but fish and have no issues. When I get pregnant I won’t limit anything I eat but alcohol etc. if it was good enough for the last thousands of years I’m sure I’ll be fine eating soft cheese lol. But that’s just my opinion. 

Post # 3
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m on my third pregnancy. I had a tuna poke appetizer the night before my c section with number two and went into labor 3 hours later- ha, so maybe if you’re looking to get things started early? 

All kidding aside- everything in moderation- and I’m sure a sushi roll isn’t going to harm your fully cooked little human at this point (and probably wouldn’t have a couple of months ago either). Aside from cutting out booze (with an exceptional glass of wine here and there), I’ve basically continued to eat all of the food I normally do when pregnant (including caffeine, lunch meat, weird cheeses, etc) and all of my kids have turned out just fine.  I blame any of their weird quirks on genetic anomalies obviously inherited from their father- not the moldy cheese I ate at 6 mos pregnant. Congratulations!

Post # 4
7772 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I ate sushi on a weekly basis throughout all nine months of my pregnancy. I did limit tuna consumption because of the mercury but other than that I went for it. I think as long as you’re eating at a reputable place (not gas station sushi) it should be fine!

Post # 5
696 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

Ate sushi through my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies and it was one of the biggest things I craved. Had it a few times in the beginning of this pregnancy but the soy gave me such horrible migraines I had to stop. I say eat whatever you want just don’t do drugs, smoke, or drink. I still drink coffee and eat like a normal human. I mean, get sushi from a reputable place though…which you should do anyway Haha 

Post # 6
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Same as previous posters. I ate sushi throughout both of my pregnancies, once a week about. Kiddos turned out ok. I wouldn’t go crazy with the tuna but salmon, cooked eel, crabmeat from a reputable place is totally fine! I did have a few pieces of spicy tuna but mainly stuck to the other fish options

Post # 7
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m 17 weeks along and have already been occasionally eating sushi from restaurants I trust (limiting tuna though). I couldn’t find any good evidence that the risk was high enough to worry about, and I saw that recommendations in countries other that the US are far less strict. I think we’re more likely to get sick from a salad with all the produce recalls that keep happening, and you don’t hear anyone telling pregnant women to avoid veggies, do you?

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